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FM firms win big at RoSPA Health and Safety Awards

A host of facilities management companies were among the biggest winners at this year’s RoSPA Health and Safety Awards – and with only a few weeks left until the deadline for the 2018 Awards, businesses are being urged to get ...

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Over a third of workers are using the wrong fire extinguisher

More than 38 per cent of workers are using the wrong type of fire extinguisher on an electrical fire, according to a recent survey. Bull Products, a manufacturer of life-saving fire protection equipment, carried out a fire safety survey to ...

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Degree of safety

Student accommodation has been widely criticised for poor design, including inadequate fire safety. Stacey Collins of International Workplace looks at the root causes When I was a student, shared halls of residence kitchens were a weekly source of fire alarm ...

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SOCOTEC scoops five-year deal with Skanska

Testing, inspection and compliance services company, SOCOTEC (formerly ESG), has won a five-year water monitoring contract with Skanska. Gobal project development and construction group, Skanska is working to build, upgrade and maintain the country’s infrastructure, and as part of this ...

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Barbour webinar: How do we get business to “own” health and safety

Health and Safety is often allowed to become silo-ed, outside of the running of the organisation, with the health and safety person seen as being responsible for it. Dame Judith Hackitt is a passionate advocate of business owning health and ...

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Barbour October 2017 Legislation Update webinar

Every April and October, new amendments and changes to legislation and guidance come into force. As well as issuing a document to inform you of the upcoming changes, Barbour will be asking two leading health and safety lawyers to update ...

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Public buildings and electrical compliance

Tim Beardsmore, Commercial Director of Calbarrie Compliance Services, explains the particular challenges faced when managing the electrical compliance of public buildings Electrical safety testing in the public sector raises specific concerns. Whilst ensuring that the public are safe the services ...

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Belzona’s smooth hospital ride

“Smooth Ride” project successfully absorbs the stresses placed on hospital expansion joints Throughout Healthcare, floors are an essential part of Facilities Maintenance and any failure can be unsightly, noisy, harmful to mobile medical equipment and ultimately, dangerous. Amongst typical damages ...

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Young people in the workplace are not taking H&S seriously enough

More than a quarter of young people are failing to follow the health and safety procedures put in place by their employer and are putting themselves in danger, according to new research. The survey of 2,000 employees, working for businesses ...

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Gaps in fire safety procedures for UK workplaces revealed

Almost one in five (16 per cent) Brits work for a company where not a single fire drill has been carried out in the last twelve months, despite this being a UK Government requirement for workplace health and safety regulations, ...

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